Period
to 26 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 26 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 20 16
Rank change year-on-year -12 -4 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 8,685 5,016 14,096
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 7.66% 10.10% 11.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.87% 35.62% 41.37%
Number of salaries quoted 6,868 4,336 12,338
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,816 £41,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,350 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 31,165 14,081 34,074
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.50% 28.34% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 20,550 12,145 28,724
10th Percentile £35,754 £34,250 £31,686
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 26 November 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 3,370 £65,000 - 715
South East -11 1,655 £50,000 - 312
North of England -3 1,532 £45,000 - 425
Midlands 0 1,088 £45,000 - 312
North West -9 765 £47,500 - 250
West Midlands +3 748 £45,000 - 205
South West -8 607 £47,500 +11.76% 140
Yorkshire 0 595 £45,000 +3.45% 120
East Midlands -8 338 £45,000 - 104
East of England -21 280 £45,000 - 108
North East +21 172 £40,000 -2.44% 56
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 4,619 (53.18%) SQL
2 4,128 (47.53%) Azure
3 4,048 (46.61%) C#
4 3,974 (45.76%) .NET
5 3,574 (41.15%) Microsoft
6 3,165 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
7 2,510 (28.90%) JavaScript
8 1,932 (22.25%) DevOps
9 1,864 (21.46%) Social Skills
10 1,727 (19.88%) Business Intelligence
11 1,691 (19.47%) Windows
12 1,594 (18.35%) Finance
13 1,515 (17.44%) ASP.NET
14 1,455 (16.75%) AWS
15 1,437 (16.55%) HTML
16 1,422 (16.37%) MVC
17 1,411 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 1,360 (15.66%) T-SQL
19 1,358 (15.64%) .NET Core
20 1,342 (15.45%) AngularJS
21 1,333 (15.35%) Power Platform
22 1,323 (15.23%) CSS
23 1,285 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
24 1,259 (14.50%) .NET Framework
25 1,257 (14.47%) Full Stack Development
26 1,235 (14.22%) Power BI
27 1,227 (14.13%) React
28 1,129 (13.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 1,125 (12.95%) Software Engineering
30 1,120 (12.90%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 451 (5.19%) IIS
2 428 (4.93%) SharePoint
3 203 (2.34%) Confluence
4 180 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
5 179 (2.06%) CMS
6 138 (1.59%) MS Exchange
7 107 (1.23%) Umbraco
8 101 (1.16%) Apache
9 84 (0.97%) Apache Spark
10 76 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 62 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
12 48 (0.55%) EPiServer
12 48 (0.55%) WordPress
13 43 (0.50%) Drupal
14 40 (0.46%) SAS
15 38 (0.44%) Kentico
16 37 (0.43%) JBoss
17 31 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
18 28 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
19 24 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 564 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 406 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
3 67 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.16%) InVision
6 14 (0.16%) Sketch
7 11 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 10 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
9 6 (0.069%) Figma
10 5 (0.058%) SPSS
11 4 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.035%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.012%) Stata
13 1 (0.012%) Weka
Business Applications
1 98 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (0.45%) SAP Business One
3 33 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 29 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 24 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 24 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 16 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
7 15 (0.17%) Sage 200
8 10 (0.12%) MetaTrader
9 9 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 8 (0.092%) Cognos Controller
10 8 (0.092%) FastStats
10 8 (0.092%) R3 Corda
10 8 (0.092%) RMDS
10 8 (0.092%) SAP S/4HANA
11 7 (0.081%) Distributed Ledger
11 7 (0.081%) Elite 3E
11 7 (0.081%) IBM Planning Analytics
11 7 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.081%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 4,128 (47.53%) Azure
2 1,455 (16.75%) AWS
3 1,333 (15.35%) Power Platform
4 622 (7.16%) SaaS
5 580 (6.68%) Microsoft 365
6 468 (5.39%) Serverless
7 436 (5.02%) GCP
8 420 (4.84%) Azure Data Factory
9 336 (3.87%) PaaS
10 299 (3.44%) GitHub
11 236 (2.72%) IaaS
12 195 (2.25%) Azure Service Bus
13 166 (1.91%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 159 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
15 137 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
16 127 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
17 121 (1.39%) PowerApps
18 116 (1.34%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 109 (1.26%) Snowflake
20 104 (1.20%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 295 (3.40%) Firewall
2 291 (3.35%) DNS
3 207 (2.38%) DHCP
4 166 (1.91%) TCP/IP
5 144 (1.66%) WAN
6 142 (1.64%) LAN
7 135 (1.55%) HTTP
8 134 (1.54%) VPN
9 116 (1.34%) SAN
10 86 (0.99%) Internet
11 74 (0.85%) SSL
12 62 (0.71%) Network Security
13 52 (0.60%) VLAN
13 52 (0.60%) VoIP
14 42 (0.48%) NAS
15 40 (0.46%) Wireless
16 37 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
17 35 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
18 33 (0.38%) IPv6
19 30 (0.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,411 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,235 (14.22%) Power BI
3 1,129 (13.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1,120 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
5 857 (9.87%) MySQL
6 763 (8.79%) Relational Database
7 629 (7.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 574 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
9 546 (6.29%) NoSQL
10 426 (4.91%) MongoDB
11 383 (4.41%) Tableau
12 374 (4.31%) Azure SQL Database
13 286 (3.29%) Data Lake
14 284 (3.27%) RDBMS
15 261 (3.01%) SQL Server 2016
16 236 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
17 201 (2.31%) Big Data
18 189 (2.18%) Oracle Database
19 176 (2.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 167 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1,033 (11.89%) Git (software)
2 661 (7.61%) Visual Studio
3 483 (5.56%) JIRA
4 458 (5.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 346 (3.98%) Jenkins
6 252 (2.90%) Selenium
7 245 (2.82%) NUnit
8 235 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
9 180 (2.07%) TeamCity
10 130 (1.50%) Moq
11 129 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 125 (1.44%) SpecFlow
13 99 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 97 (1.12%) Subversion
15 91 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
16 81 (0.93%) Postman
17 79 (0.91%) GitLab
18 74 (0.85%) webpack
19 72 (0.83%) Bitbucket
20 71 (0.82%) WebDriver
General
1 1,864 (21.46%) Social Skills
2 1,594 (18.35%) Finance
3 827 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 364 (4.19%) Retail
5 309 (3.56%) Marketing
6 293 (3.37%) Banking
7 210 (2.42%) Public Sector
8 184 (2.12%) Manufacturing
8 184 (2.12%) Presentation Skills
9 181 (2.08%) Law
10 134 (1.54%) Advertising
11 123 (1.42%) Back Office
12 121 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
13 120 (1.38%) Telecoms
14 113 (1.30%) Legal
15 91 (1.05%) Games
16 90 (1.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 85 (0.98%) Front Office
18 80 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
19 78 (0.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4,142 (47.69%) Developer
2 1,493 (17.19%) .NET Developer
3 962 (11.08%) C# Developer
4 843 (9.71%) Senior Developer
5 814 (9.37%) Software Developer
6 795 (9.15%) Analyst
7 563 (6.48%) C# .NET Developer
8 514 (5.92%) SQL Developer
9 491 (5.65%) Architect
10 490 (5.64%) Software Engineer
11 447 (5.15%) Full Stack Developer
12 422 (4.86%) DBA
13 358 (4.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 342 (3.94%) Data Engineer
15 328 (3.78%) Administrator
16 326 (3.75%) Senior .NET Developer
17 281 (3.24%) SQL DBA
18 260 (2.99%) C# Software Developer
19 246 (2.83%) .NET Software Developer
20 226 (2.60%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,974 (45.76%) .NET
2 1,515 (17.44%) ASP.NET
3 1,437 (16.55%) HTML
4 1,358 (15.64%) .NET Core
5 1,342 (15.45%) AngularJS
6 1,323 (15.23%) CSS
7 1,259 (14.50%) .NET Framework
8 1,227 (14.13%) React
9 989 (11.39%) Web Services
10 758 (8.73%) jQuery
11 723 (8.32%) REST
12 707 (8.14%) ASP.NET Web API
13 657 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 629 (7.24%) Entity Framework
15 542 (6.24%) XML
16 528 (6.08%) Node.js
17 439 (5.05%) HTML5
18 402 (4.63%) SOAP
19 384 (4.42%) RESTful
20 347 (4.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 356 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
2 331 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
3 315 (3.63%) User Experience
4 294 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 272 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
6 245 (2.82%) Public Cloud
7 229 (2.64%) Clustering
8 173 (1.99%) Data Centre
9 137 (1.58%) Data Structures
10 131 (1.51%) Mobile App
11 130 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 114 (1.31%) Driving Licence
13 105 (1.21%) Replication
14 99 (1.14%) Algorithms
15 82 (0.94%) Virtual Team
16 81 (0.93%) Cloud Native
17 76 (0.88%) Client/Server
18 66 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
19 63 (0.73%) Equities
19 63 (0.73%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 1,691 (19.47%) Windows
2 796 (9.17%) Windows Server
3 604 (6.95%) Linux
4 203 (2.34%) Unix
5 191 (2.20%) Windows 10
6 190 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 163 (1.88%) Windows Server 2016
8 140 (1.61%) Windows Server 2019
9 133 (1.53%) Android
10 115 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 99 (1.14%) Apple iOS
12 64 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 57 (0.66%) Windows 7
14 40 (0.46%) CentOS
15 30 (0.35%) Windows XP
16 26 (0.30%) Solaris
17 21 (0.24%) Ubuntu
18 19 (0.22%) Mac OS X
19 18 (0.21%) VMS
20 15 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,165 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1,932 (22.25%) DevOps
3 1,727 (19.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1,422 (16.37%) MVC
5 1,285 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
6 1,257 (14.47%) Full Stack Development
7 1,125 (12.95%) Software Engineering
8 1,066 (12.27%) Analytics
9 1,046 (12.04%) Scrum
10 993 (11.43%) Microservices
11 961 (11.07%) TDD
12 946 (10.89%) ETL
13 699 (8.05%) SDLC
14 680 (7.83%) Computer Science
15 654 (7.53%) Unit Testing
16 636 (7.32%) Data Modelling
17 630 (7.25%) Test Automation
18 591 (6.80%) OO
19 589 (6.78%) Mentoring
20 501 (5.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4,619 (53.18%) SQL
2 4,048 (46.61%) C#
3 2,510 (28.90%) JavaScript
4 1,360 (15.66%) T-SQL
5 884 (10.18%) Python
6 783 (9.02%) PowerShell
7 683 (7.86%) Java
8 678 (7.81%) TypeScript
9 307 (3.53%) PHP
10 259 (2.98%) VB.NET
11 235 (2.71%) VB
12 190 (2.19%) C++
13 179 (2.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 172 (1.98%) R
15 157 (1.81%) VBA
16 145 (1.67%) C
17 141 (1.62%) Bash Shell
18 116 (1.34%) PL/SQL
19 82 (0.94%) Scala
20 77 (0.89%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,033 (11.89%) Degree
2 326 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 257 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 234 (2.69%) Security Cleared
5 194 (2.23%) SC Cleared
6 95 (1.09%) HND
7 93 (1.07%) HNC
8 89 (1.02%) MCSA
9 85 (0.98%) MCSE
10 66 (0.76%) Master's Degree
11 60 (0.69%) ISEB
12 58 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
13 57 (0.66%) ISTQB
14 55 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
15 46 (0.53%) CCNA
16 45 (0.52%) AWS Certification
17 40 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 39 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
19 37 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 31 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 713 (8.21%) QA
2 243 (2.80%) Data Quality
3 164 (1.89%) GDPR
4 149 (1.72%) SLA
5 103 (1.19%) Accessibility
6 99 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 24 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 23 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 21 (0.24%) NIST
10 16 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 14 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 14 (0.16%) PMO
12 10 (0.12%) HL7
13 9 (0.10%) ISO 9001
14 8 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 7 (0.081%) ISO 22301
16 6 (0.069%) COBIT
16 6 (0.069%) WCAG
17 5 (0.058%) Good Clinical Practice
17 5 (0.058%) NCSC
System Software
1 808 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 672 (7.74%) Docker
3 386 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 201 (2.31%) Hyper-V
5 130 (1.50%) vSphere
6 108 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
7 61 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
8 39 (0.45%) XenApp
9 27 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 26 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
11 25 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
13 15 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.092%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 7 (0.081%) Firmware
15 7 (0.081%) Varnish
16 5 (0.058%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.058%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.058%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 554 (6.38%) Kubernetes
2 260 (2.99%) Terraform
3 162 (1.87%) Ansible
4 155 (1.78%) SCCM
5 151 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
6 141 (1.62%) Puppet
7 133 (1.53%) Grafana
8 75 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
9 60 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
10 47 (0.54%) Opsgenie
11 42 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
12 39 (0.45%) HAProxy
13 32 (0.37%) Rancher
14 31 (0.36%) Graphite
15 29 (0.33%) Nagios
16 28 (0.32%) Prometheus
17 27 (0.31%) logstash
17 27 (0.31%) MIIS
17 27 (0.31%) ZABBIX
18 26 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3,574 (41.15%) Microsoft
2 1,086 (12.50%) Oracle
3 605 (6.97%) VMware
4 389 (4.48%) Google
5 251 (2.89%) Databricks
6 243 (2.80%) Citrix
7 207 (2.38%) Xamarin
8 186 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
9 184 (2.12%) SAP
10 146 (1.68%) Cisco
11 102 (1.17%) HP
12 95 (1.09%) IBM
13 93 (1.07%) Veeam
14 81 (0.93%) Red Hat
15 79 (0.91%) Dell
16 71 (0.82%) Sitecore
17 69 (0.79%) Atlassian
18 68 (0.78%) Alteryx
19 66 (0.76%) MuleSoft
20 65 (0.75%) Sage